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A large, busy library close to the town centre. The library has a ramp to the entrance and is on one level with wide aisles.

Library opening hours - Christmas 2019

The following opening/closing hours apply to Leicestershire County Council libraries only:

  • Christmas Eve – 8am - 4pm (SMART hours only)*
  • Christmas Day – CLOSED
  • Boxing Day – CLOSED
  • Friday 27 – Monday 30 December (open as normal)
  • New Year’s Eve – 8am - 4pm (SMART hours only)*
  • New Year’s Day – CLOSED

*Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray libraries will be CLOSED.

Community libraries have their own opening times during the Christmas and New Year period. Please contact those libraries individually for opening hours information.

 Smart hoursStaffedSmart hours
FridaySmart all day 8am-7pm  
SundayClosed all day  

To use the library during smart hours please complete a Smart Library induction and familiarise yourself with the layout and exits of the library using the:

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Colouring Club

Every Thursday 1pm to 2.30pm.

An informal group for those wishing to do some colouring in a friendly and relaxed group. Materials provided for this drop in, free session.

Community coffee morning

Every Thursday 10.30am to 12 noon.

Come along for a free drink at the library. Enjoy a free activity every fortnight with the Go Learn team.

Craft & Chat Group

Every Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Come along and join in with our craft projects (resources provided, or bring your own). Everyone welcome to join us for this free group.

Diabetes Support Group

2nd Tuesday of every month, drop in between 3pm - 5pm

The support group is open to anyone affected by diabetes  including friends, family and carers. For further information please contact Bill Brown, Group leader on Tel: 07876 74811

Make friends with a book

Every Tuesday 1pm to 2.30pm.

A place to relax, a chance to make new friends, and a new way to enjoy sharing reading. There is no pressure to read or talk, you can simply drop in, sit down and relax as you listen to a good story or poem. There is no homework and free refreshments are available.

Royal British Legion Drop In

Last Monday of the month 10am to 12pm.

Drop in for information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, Veterans and their families.

Stay and Play Saturdays

Alternate Saturdays 10:30am to 12pm.

Coalville Library will run ‘Construction Club’ and ‘Games Gang’ so come along and enjoy playing with Lego at Construction Club or try out our wide range of games and puzzles at Games Gang. Free for adults and children. Please ring the library to enquire whether it is currently a ‘Construction Club’ or ‘Games Gang’ week.

Work.Live.Leicestershire Project Work club

Every Thursday 10am to 12pm.

If you're aged 18 or above we can help you with returning to work, if you're under threat of redundancy, looking for a career change, self-employment, looking for employment or training. Come along to our informal drop-in sessions for help with CVs, cover letters, setting up an email address, IT skills, searching and applying for jobs, interview techniques, access to training and volunteering opportunities.

Wriggly Readers

Every Wednesday 2.15pm to 2.45pm and every Thursday 10.15am to 10.45am

Fun, informal sessions where babies and children aged 0-4 years and their parents/carers can join in with stories, songs and rhymes in a welcoming environment. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends.

Please note: There is no Wriggly Readers session on Wednesday 20 November (2.15pm - 2.45pm) due to an event taking place in the library. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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